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For 09-01-2013


Blanchette: Cougs show improvement, but still lose

AUBURN, Ala. – Have to admit, even bludgeoned by incessant hype, there is some cachet to this SEC stuff. Take Auburn. Even with the beloved street-corner oaks poisoned, mourned and …


Cougars show improvement in running game

AUBURN, Ala. – Washington State under coach Mike Leach will never engage in a smashmouth, grind-it-out game with anybody, let alone a team like Auburn that prides itself on how …


Cougars come up just short in SEC country

AUBURN, Ala. – Visited again by disappointment and chances blown, Washington State’s football players were angry as they left this muggy southern town, that attitude reflected by the few who …


Christian Caple’s Keys to the WSU-Auburn Game

What went right The Cougars’ offense looked much more settled and in rhythm, and that much was evident early – their 75-yard touchdown drive on the game’s first possession sent …


How they scored: WSU, Auburn

FIRST QUARTER WSU 7, Auburn 0


Leach matches up against an old rival

PULLMAN – Mike Leach didn’t remember the last time he coached against Ellis Johnson. Yet he did remember at the same time. Asked Tuesday during the Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference about …


For WSU president, family is priority

PULLMAN – Walking around his university campus as an undergraduate, Elson S. Floyd remembers seeing leaders in suits who never spoke to him. Now putting on his own suit, WSU …


What Cougars depth chart might look like

PULLMAN – To avoid all unnecessary consternation, it should be noted: This is not an official depth chart. There will be one of those before too long, because Washington State’s …


Reputation, if not game film, precedes Auburn’s Marshall

PULLMAN – Recent game film of first-year Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall actually playing quarterback is not plentiful. As a result, Washington State’s coaches and players will be plenty familiar with …


Cougs work on hurry-up defense

PULLMAN – All that sprinting Washington State’s defense is doing between plays at practice this week is intended to serve a purpose greater than simply preparing for an Aug. 31 …


Cougars’ linebackers should be strength

This is the sixth of eight positional reviews of WSU’s 2013 team. Today: Linebackers. Tuesday: Secondary. PULLMAN – There is one major difference between the group of Washington State linebackers …


Looks like WSU defensive line can carry its weight

This is the fifth of eight positional reviews of Washington State’s 2013 football team. Today: D-line. Monday: Linebackers. PULLMAN – In the same breath admitting his bias, Washington State defensive …


Three options at RB for WSU

This is the second of eight positional reviews of the WSU’s football team. Today: RBs. Friday: WRs. PULLMAN – An accurate gauge of Washington State’s run-game futility last season is …


WSU Cougars’ offense coming around

LEWISTON – Lightning jagged through dark skies in the distance as Mike Leach spoke with reporters on Sunday afternoon, the Washington State coach answering questions about the Cougars’ first scrimmage …


Cougs have short practice on eve of scrimmage

LEWISTON – Connor Halliday didn’t dare allow himself to get excited about the short practice Washington State had scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The junior quarterback knows too well that under …


Thompson gets chance, steps up

LEWISTON – Once a youngster collecting autographs from Jason Hill and Michael Bumpus, John Thompson got a productive taste Wednesday of what it’s like to catch passes in Washington State’s …


WSU receiver Cracraft making smooth transition into college game

LEWISTON – For those keeping score, behold – just three days into Washington State’s preseason camp, two Cougar quarterbacks have already endorsed the idea of playing time for a freshman …


WSU sophomore frontrunner at ‘buck’ linebacker spot

LEWISTON – The earliest and most interesting position change so far in Washington State’s preseason football camp spawned from a conversation two weeks ago between defensive coordinator Mike Breske and …


Cougars head to Lewiston for camp

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Washington State’s first road trip this season will take only 30 or 40 minutes, but will last about 10 days. Mike Leach must have heard Lewiston …


UI’s Runner might face felony charge over punch

An Idaho football player could face a felony assault charge for his part in an altercation that ended the career of former Washington State receiver Mansel Simmons. Pullman Police announced …


Cougars offense finds success in second half of spring game

A halftime summit was held at Albi Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Mike Leach overseeing a group of inconsistent and underachieving football players whom he said suffered – as the coach …


Blanchette: 2013 Cougs remain work in progress

The com- pany line from Washington State Football, Inc., is that the team we last knew bears virtually no resemblance to the team we’ll be getting to know. Night and …


Lawhorn signs letter of intent with Cougars

PULLMAN – The addition of Washington State’s new point guard is official. Danny Lawhorn, a 5-foot-10 transfer from San Jacinto (Junior) College in Pasadena, Texas, signed a national letter of …


Coug receivers get extra practice in wind, hail after scrimmage

PULLMAN – If they weren’t going to catch passes during the scrimmage, they were at least going to catch them afterward. Washington State’s receivers had a rough start to Saturday’s …


Cougs’ depth puts spring in Leach’s step

The battle for playing time on the offensive and defensive lines might be more intriguing than at any other position this spring, if coach Mike Leach’s assessment is accurate. The …


Blanchette: Back to the drawing board; will Bone be doing the drawing?

LAS VEGAS – Ken Bone’s finest hour lasted a week. Normally, that sounds like real mileage. In college basketball, it’s running on empty.


Cougs claw back from 19 down, but Huskies prevail

LAS VEGAS – Barely audible inside an already silent locker room, D.J. Shelton looked at the ground and tried to answer for Washington State’s 64-62 loss to Washington in the …


WSU wins again, plays UW in tournament

PULLMAN – For once, they aren’t counting losses on the Palouse. Hand-wringing over coach Ken Bone’s future has stopped for the moment. And after what Washington State did here this …


Cougs’ home win over UCLA first since 1993

PULLMAN – There were dunks at the end of the losing streaks, both of them toppling in the same instant after Washington State’s most improbable victory of the season. There …